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OPEN-CLIP TS1) DEADLY LIGHTNING SRIKE-SSTOPS(2)
KEY LIST TS2) TRAFFIC ALERT-FDOT
BREAKING CLIP-TRX TS3) UKRAINE BODIES-VOTOPS
UKRAINE BODIES ARRIVE LIVE SHOT-LIVE FEED OC ISRAEL GAZA LATEST-VO-PLASMA
UKRAINE FIGHTER JETS SHOT DOWN-OC LIVEFEED ISRAEL GAZA LATEST-PKG
UKRAINE CRASH LATEST-PKG KERRY CEASE FIRE-PLASMA VO
DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE-OC SS FAA FLIGHT BANS-VO-PLASMA
DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE-PKG DELTA CEO ON BANS-OC SOT
TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX fot EUROPE FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-OTS
UKRAINE PLANE-OC VO-WIPE GAZA RESIDENTS FLEE-VOTOPS
UKRAINE PLANE-VOTOPS INSURANCE INVESTIGATION-OC VO
UKRAINE PLANE-SOT(2)VO LEE CO WHISTLE BLOWER LAWSUIT-OC VO
QUINNIPIAC POLL-TRX OC SS(3) COMMISSION SPENDING-OC VO-WIPE
RICK SCOTT JOBS-OC COMMISSION SPENDING-SOTVO
RICK SCOTT JOBS-PKG TX TO FL DRUGS-OTS
LEE CO SKILLED JOBS-OC CG VO-WIPE IGNORE ICE DETAINER-OTS
LEE CO SKILLED JOBS-SOTVO KIDS HARM DUCK NEST-OC VO-WIPE
CAPE UEP UPDATE-TRX SOTVOTOPS-WIPE KIDS HARM DUCK NEST-SOTVO
CAPE UEP UPDATE-SOTVO SCHOOL BOARD PERKINS-OC VO-WIPE
TEASE ONE-2SHOT SCHOOL BOARD PERKINS-SOTVO
TZ1 A) NEW MASTECTOMY PROCEDURE-VOTOPS ALLEY FIRE STATION BEHIND-OC VO OC
TZ1 B) TEEN HGH USE-VOTOPS LEETRAN FARE INCREASE-OC VO
WEATHER-STC CHRYSLER RECALLS-TRX VOTOPS
CRUISE SHIP HEARING-TRX VOTOPS STUBHUB CYBERTHIEF-OC
COSTA CONCORDIA-OC VO TEASE FOUR-2SHOT
WA COOL CONDITIONS-TRX VOTOPS TZ4 A) WIND TESTING-VOTOPS
CA WATER COPS-OC VO TZ4 B) DOWNTOWN FM ENTERTAINMENT-VOTOPS
TAIWAN TYPHOON-TRX VOTOPS WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP CO GAY MARRIAGE-OTS
FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL FL GAY MARRIAGE BLACKLASH-OC
NEW MASTECTOMY PROCEDURE-CLIP PLASMA FL GAY MARRIAGE BLACKLASH-PKG
NEW MASTECTOMY PROCEDURE-PKG FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP
NEW MASTECTOMY PROCEDURE-PLASMA FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL
VASECTOMIES AND PROSTATE CANCER-OTS FAA BANS-TRX 2SH
TEEN HGH USE-VOTOPS WIND TESTING-2SH EBOXES
WEIGHT PERCEPTION KIDS-OC VO WIND TESTING-PKG
WEIGHT LOSS STUDY-OC VIDBOX-RVL LEE COUNTY RECYCLING-OC
HOW MUCH SLEEP WE REALLY NEED-OC CG BEAR PROOF TRASH CANS-OC VO
ITIME NEW REPORTS-TRX SSTOPS DOWNTOWN FM ENTERTAINMENT-TRX VO-TCMON VO-FULL
TEASE TWO-2SHOT ALCOHOL DELIVERY APP-TRX TCMON
TZ2 A) CHRYSLER RECALL-VOTOPS ALCOHOL DELIVERY APP-PKG
TZ2 B) OJ SALES DOWN-VOTOPS ALCOHOL DELIVERY APP-TCMON
FRUIT RECALL-TRX OC VO COMING UP @ 4-CLIP
OJ PRICES DOWN-VOTOPS A) WIND TESTING-VO
PB AND J PRICES-VOTOPS B) BARRACUDA ATTACK-VOTOPS
LEBRON JAMES CUPCAKES-OC SS TS1) lightning strike-TRX VOTOPS
WOMEN OWNERS HEARING-OTS TS2) ukraine bodies-VOTOPS
FEMALE AND MALE SPENDERS-OTS TS3) governor poll-VOTOPS
TRUMP D.C. GROUNDBREAKING-OC TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX FDOT
TEASE THREE-2SHOT MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE
TZ3 A) israel gaza latest-VOTOPS CLOSE-3-SHOT
TZ3 B) fl gay marriage ban update-VOTOPS END TIME------------
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BREAKING CLIP-TRX


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UKRAINE BODIES ARRIVE LIVE SHOT-LIVE FEED OC


NBC-2 NEWS AT NOON STARTS LIVE IN THE NETHERLANDS. WHERE THE BODIES OF THE VICTIMS OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17 ARE JUST ARRIVING.

THIS STORY IS TOPPING HEADLINES AROUND THE WORLD. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE FIGHTER JETS SHOT DOWN-OC LIVEFEED


THANKS ALEX.

NOW WE'LL PICK RIGHT BACK UP WITH OUR LIVE COVERAGE IN UKRAINE.

JUST THIS MORNING. TWO UKRAINIAN MILITARY FIGHTER JETS WERE SHOT DOWN BY PRO-RUSSIA REBELS IN EAST UKRAINE.

WE JUST LEARNED THAT ONE PILOT WAS KILLED. AND REBEL FIGHTERS ARE LOOKING FOR THE OTHER.

THAT'S ACCORDING TO SEPARATISTS.

THE INSURGENTS DENY HAVING MISSILES THAT COULD HIT A JETLINER AT CRUISING ALTITUDE. BUT THEY SAY THEY *DO HAVE GROUND-TO-AIR MISSILES.

IF YOU'RE JUST JOINING US. YOU'RE LOOKING LIVE IN THE NETHERLANDS RIGHT NOW. AS THE REMAINS OF SOME VICTIMS OF MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17 JUST ARRIVED.

MEANWHILE, SPECULATION CONTINUES ABOUT EXACTLY WHY THE BOEING 777 CRASHED IN EASTERN UKRAINE LAST WEEK.

NBC'S KEIR SIMMONS INVESTIGATES. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE CRASH LATEST-PKG


"Good day to you. The White House is not backing away from accusing Russia of involvement in this despite those U.S. intelligence officials admitting that they cannot say for sure who pulled the trigger or provide evidence of direct involvement by Russia. So here in Ukraine on the ground, we've been examining the claims."

WE DROVE TO AN AREA NEAR THE RUSSIAN BORDER. IT'S CLAIMED MH 17 WAS SHOT DOWN BY A MISSILE LAUNCHER SEEN HERE LAST WEEK.

MOS Keir - Did you see a missile launcher on this road last week?

MOS in Russian

NO THEY SAY. THOUGH FURTHER UP WE FIND THE TRACKS OF TANKS OR HEAVY ARMORY.

AND THE NEXT TOWN SNIZHNE WHERE WESTERN INTELLIGENCE BELIEVE THE MISSILE WAS LAUNCHED.

WE COULDN'T GET THERE

"We've just been stopped at a check point outside the town. It's down the road here. At one point the militia fired a round in the air. 'I didn't see a missile launcher,' he said."

AIR MALAYSIA FLIGHT 17 WAS FLYING OVER THIS AREA OF UKRAINE HELD BY THE PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS WHEN, US OFFICIALS SAY, THE MISSILE WAS LAUNCHED FROM IN OR NEAR THE TOWN OF SNIZHNE.

THE MISSILE - FLYING AT NEARLY A MILE A SECOND - EXPLODED BEFORE IMPACT AS IT IS DESIGNED TO DO ANYWHERE FROM 15 TO 100 FEET FROM THE PLANE, CREATING A CLOUD OF SHRAPNEL, TEARING INTO THE AIRCRAFT AND BRINGING IT DOWN.

"The side of the plane has clearly been punctured from the outside'

NEARBY WE FOUND MORE EVIDENCE OF POTENTIAL MISSILE DAMAGE ON THE WING TIP.

"Something appears to have torn into this wing, perhaps a large piece of shrapnel traveling at high velocity. And here, and here and here are multiple impact marks."

BUT RUSSIAN STATE MEDIA OUTLETS ARE GIVING THEIR OWN version OF EVENTS.

ON SATURDAY PRAVADA ASKED DID NATO TRY TO MURDER PUTIN, SUGGESTING HIS PLANE WAS THE TARGET.

ANOTHER HEADLINE SAID BOTH A UKRAINIAN FIGHTER JET AND AN AMERICAN SPY SATELLITE WERE CHASING THE PLANE.

AND A COMMENTATOR ON PRAVADA TV SAID THE U-S GOAL IS TO DESTABILIZE RUSSIA AND POSSIBLY OVER THROW PUTIN.

CONSPIRACY THEORIES SAY THE WEST. BUT THE TENSION IS BUILDING.

"And after that U.S. intelligence briefing, a Russian government official told me today the U.S. claims have turned out to be completely false. Now we need a full investigation. Plainly, the White House would completely reject that. The question is whether the west is going to be able to keep up pressure on the rebels here and on Russia. You imagine that they're gonna need to move some of this debris to be inspected in a more easy place. Will they even be able to do that? Back to you." Return to index of stories...


DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE-OC SS


THIS IS N-B-C-2 BREAKING NEWS FROM FORT MYERS BEACH.

WE NOW KNOW THE NAME OF THE MAN WHO DIED AFTER GETTING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING TUESDAY AFTERNOON.

SCOTT WILCOX WAS 42 YEARS OLD.

NBC-2'S ALEX DE ARMAS HAS BEEN COVERING THIS STORY ALL DAY LONG, AND TELLS US ABOUT THE MAN WHO LOST HIS LIFE TRAGICALLY AND SUDDENLY.

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DEADLY LIGHTNING STRIKE-PKG


I SPOKE TO SCOTT WILCOX'S NIECE OVER THE PHONE-- SHE TOLD ME HER AUNT CALLED HER IN A PANIC YESTERDAY TO TELL HER THE TRAGIC NEWS.

NBC2 HAS LEARNED SCOTT WILCOX WAS 4 YEAR OLD.

HE HAS THREE DAUGHTERS.

HE LIVED IN LEHIGH-- BUT IS ORIGINALLY FROM NEW YORK.

HE CAME TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA-- BECAUSE OF THE BEACHES.

ON CAM

TURNING NOW TO THE TWO TEENAGERS WHO SURVIVED-- RIGHT NOW THEY ARE HERE AT HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER.

WE HAVE ALSO LEARNED THAT CHELSEA AND ZACH- ARE ALSO FROM LEHIGH.

HEALTH OFFICIALS TELL US CHELSEA IS IN FAIR CONDITION-- AND IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

HOWEVER, ZACH IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION.

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WITNESSES SAY ZACH WAS IN BAD SHAPE WHEN HE WAS RUSHED HERE FROM THE BEACH.

A FAMILY FRIEND TELLS ME DOCTORS PUT HIM IN AN INDUCED COMA AND HE'S FIGHTING FOR HIS LIFE.

ACCORDING THE MEDICAL EXPERTS, AN INDUCED COMA IS DONE TO patients who are at high risk of brain injury. Including From physical trauma.

THOSE WHO WERE OUT THERE AND SAW THE WHOLE INCIDENT UNFOLD-- COULDNT BELIEVE WHAT THEY SAW.

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MATT RECTOR - PERFORMED CPR

12:31 -:39

"I've got a 12 year old and a 9 year old that have that image in their head, it's gonna be tough for them."

ROBERT GUSTAFSON - WITNESS:36

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SHANE UPDYKE - CONCERNED FATHER

19:43 -:49

"I take chances walking around in the rain and lightning Now I realize you just can't take chances."

ON CAM

OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH THE FAMILIES THIS MORNING--

AT THIS TIME-- WE ARE STILL WORKING TO FIND OUT THE CONNECTION BETWEEN THE TEENAGERS AND SCOTT WILCOX.

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TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX fot


LCSO CONFIRMS THIS IS THE EXIT RAMP

NEW: Crash in Lee on I-75 south ramp to Exit 143 Bayshore Rd, off-ramp closed. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE-OC VO-WIPE


TODAY MONITORS FROM THE ORGANIZATION FOR SECURITY AND COOPERATION IN EUROPE VISITED A DIFFERENT SITE, WITH WRECKAGE FROM MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17.

PRO-RUSSIAN SEPARATISTS ARE IN CONTROL OF THE MAIN CRASH AREA, LOCATED IN EASTERN UKRAINE.

INTERNATIONAL OBSERVERS SAY THERE ARE SIGNS IT HAS BEEN MISHANDLED OR POSSIBLY TAMPERED WITH.

SO FAR, THERE HAS BEEN NO FULL-SCALE INVESTIGATION OF THE SITE. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE, TWO MILITARY AIRCRAFT CARRYING THE BODIES OF SOME OF THE VICTIMS LEFT EASTERN UKRAINE FOR THE NETHERLANDS TODAY.

THE DUTCH GOVERNMENT HAS DECLARED A NATIONAL DAY OF MOURNING.

MOST OF THE 298 PEOPLE WHO DIED WHEN MALAYSIA AIRLINES FLIGHT 17 CRASHED WERE DUTCH CITIZENS.

WHEN THE BODIES LAND AT THE AIR BASE THERE WILL BE A CEREMONY ATTENDED BY THE DUTCH KING, QUEEN, PRIME MINISTER AND HUNDREDS OF RELATIVES. Return to index of stories...


UKRAINE PLANE-SOT(2)VO


"It is very important, they are waiting for a couple of days and now they are coming it is a very important day for all the people here and all the people in the country, very important."

"You see it on everybody, on the faces from everybody. They want their children back. That's important for the family and their friends, for everyone."

COUNT ON NBC-2 FOR COVERAGE WHEN THOSE PLANES LAND, CARRYING THE BODIES OF SOME VICTIMS. Return to index of stories...


QUINNIPIAC POLL-TRX OC SS(3)


ONE TRYING TO KEEP HIS JOB, THE OTHER TRYING TO GET HIS OLD JOB BACK.

A NEW POLL SHOWS FLORIDA VOTERS AREN'T PLEASED WITH *EITHER REPUBLICAN GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT OR FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST.

A QUINNIPIAC UNIVERSITY POLL OUT TODAY SHOWS THAT FORMER REPUBLICAN-TURNED-DEMOCRAT CRIST HAS A SLIGHT LEAD OVER SCOTT.

WHEN IT COMES TO PICKING ONE OR THE OTHER, CRIST LEADS SCOTT 45 TO 40 PERCENT.

BUT THE NUMBERS CHANGE WHEN YOU ADD LIBERTARIAN ADRIAN WYLLIE IN THE MIX.

COUNT HIM IN, AND WYLLIE RECEIVED 9 PERCENT SUPPORT.

HE DREW MORE VOTERS AWAY FROM CRIST THAN SCOTT, MAKING THE RACE A STATISTICAL TIE.

BUT IN EITHER SCENARIO, VOTERS SAID THEY DON'T TRUST SCOTT OR CRIST.

ONLY 39 PERCENT OF THOSE POLLED SAY THEY THOUGHT CRIST IS HONEST.

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RICK SCOTT JOBS-OC


NBC-2 HAS BEEN WITH GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT TODAY, AS HE STOPS BY IN HIS LATEST CAMPAIGN TO CREATE JOBS BY CUTTING TAXES.

HE'S ALSO FOCUSING ON HELPING TEACHERS SHARPEN THIER SKILLS.

NBC-2'S SAM SWEENEY JOINS US FROM THE MANUFACTURING PLANT IN LEE COUNTY WHERE THE GOVERNOR SPOKE. Return to index of stories...


RICK SCOTT JOBS-PKG


THE GOVERNOR JUST LEFT THIS ELECTRONICS FACTORY. HE IS ON A NEW PUSH TO PREPARE FLORIDA WITH JOBS FOR THE NEXT GENERATION.

IT'S A TWO PART PLAN---

THE FIRST PART--- GIVE STEM TEACHERS--OTHERWISE KNOWN AS SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING AND MATH TEACHERS THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEND THE SUMMER WORKING IN COMPANIES LIKE ENTERTAINMENT METELS HERE IN FORT MYERS AND OTHERS ACROSS THE STATE.

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THE GOAL---SHARPEN THEIR SKILLS AND BRING WHAT THEY LEARNED BACK TO THE CLASSROOM.

THE SECOND PART--- ELIMINATE TAX ON MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT SO COMPANIES WILL HIRE MORE PEOPLE AND BUY MORE EQUIPMENT.

ENTERTAINMENT METELS WHICH MANUFACTURES ELECTRONICS SAYS THIS PLAN WOULD ALLOW THEM TO HIRE A MINIMUM OF THREE NEW PEOPLE ALMOST IMMEDIATELY.

TAKE SOT. THAT IS IN HOUSE

THE GOVERNOR SAYS ELIMINATING THE TAX ON MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT WILL SAVE COMPANIES STATEWIDE 140 MILLION DOLLARS A YEAR AND ENTICE OUT OF STATE COMPANIES TO RELOCATE HERE.

IN LEE COUNTY SAM SWEENEY NBC 2. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SKILLED JOBS-OC CG VO-WIPE


HOPING TO BRING NEW BUSINESS TO SOUTHWEST FLORIDA. LEE COUNTY HAS LAUNCHED A NEW INITIATIVE.

AND IT HAS FOUR INDUSTRIES IN MIND. THAT IT WANTS TO SEE GROW ROOTS IN THE AREA.

THEY ARE THE MEDICAL INDUSTRY, AVIATION, DISTRIBUTION, AND INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES.

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT OFFICE IS ALREADY REACHING OUT TO BUSINESSES IN NEW YORK AND MINNESOTA. HOPING THEY'LL MAKE THEIR WAY HERE.

EXPERTS WATCHING LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SAY BRINGING IN THESE TYPES OF COMPANIES. ALL UNIQUE TO THE AREA. WOULD BENEFIT THE ECONOMY. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO SKILLED JOBS-SOTVO


Mary Briggs- Lee Memorial Health system

Depending on what they bring, if it is something we can do business with directly because we are going to purchase- all the better to have it in your back yard then shipped from across the country

WE FOUND OUT TWO COMPANIES ARE CONSIDERING LEE COUNTY. THAT ARE LOOKING TO RELOCATE OR EXPAND.

THE NAMES OF THE BUSINESSES ARE BEING KEPT ANONYMOUS RIGHT NOW. Return to index of stories...


CAPE UEP UPDATE-TRX SOTVOTOPS-WIPE


Victor Rayneri, Cape Coral 48:48 48:52

you move here thinking this was a residential site not an industrial site

THE SOUND OF CONSTRUCTION AND THE SIGHTS OF DIRT OF AND DUST HAVE SOME HOMEOWNERS SAYING ENOUGH.

WE'RE TALKING ABOUT HOMES NEAR THE STAGING AREAS FOR CAPE CORAL'S UTILITIES EXPANSION PROJECT.

AFTER NUMEROUS COMPLAINTS, NBC-2 UNCOVERS WHAT THE CITY IS DOING ABOUT IT.

WE KNOW THE CONTRACTOR PUT UP A FENCE LATE LAST WEEK.

AND THE CITY SAYS THEY WILL BE DOING AIR QUALITY TESTING.

BUT UNTIL CONSTRUCTION IS OVER, THOSE STAGING AREAS WON'T BE GOING ANYWHERE. Return to index of stories...


CAPE UEP UPDATE-SOTVO


Paul Clinghan, Utilities Extension Manager 58:29 58:38

the further they are from the project site the more cost of the project and then thats passed on to the assessment and the homeowners

WE'RE TOLD IT COULD TAKE ANOTHER 9 MONTHS.

COUNT ON NBC-2 TO FOLLOW THE PROGRESS. Return to index of stories...


TEASE ONE-2SHOT


A MEDICAL BREAKTHOUGH MAKING STRIDES FOR WOMEN WITH BREAST CANCER IN SOUTHWEST FLORIDA.

NEXT AT NOON -- HOW DOCTORS ARE CHANGING THE WAY THEY PERFORM SURGERY ON BREAST CANCER PATIENTS.

AND DISTURBING NEW NUMBERS ABOUT TEENS EXPERIMENTING WITH HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE.

PARENTS, YOU'LL NEED TO STICK AROUND TO SEE THIS STORY. Return to index of stories...


TZ1 A) NEW MASTECTOMY PROCEDURE-VOTOPS


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TZ1 B) TEEN HGH USE-VOTOPS


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WEATHER-STC


WEATHER IS COMING UP. Return to index of stories...


CRUISE SHIP HEARING-TRX VOTOPS


MAKING SURE YOU VACATION, IN THE SAFEST WAY POSSIBLE.

TODAY THE SENATE COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE IS HOLDING A HEARING ON THE CRUISE PASSENGER PROTECTION ACT.

IT'S DESIGNED TO IMPROVE CONSUMER PROTECTION ON CRUISE SHIPS.

SENATOR AND COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN JAY ROCKEFELLER SAYS THE HEARING WILL ADDRESS SEXUAL ASSAULTS, UNSAFE CONDITIONS AND SUB-STANDARD MEDICAL CARE ABOARD SHIPS.

SEVERAL CRUISE SHIP VICTIMS ARE EXPECTED TO TESTIFY AT THE HEARING. Return to index of stories...


COSTA CONCORDIA-OC VO


TODAY THE COSTA CONCORDIA IS MAKING ITS FINAL VOYAGE.

IT CAPSIZED OFF ITALY'S COAST MORE THAN TWO AND A HALD YEARS AGO.

MANEUVERS BEGAN EARLY THIS MORNING TO MOVE THE SHIPWRECK.

FOURTEEN VESSELS WILL TOW IT TO THE PORT OF GENOA, IN NORTHERN ITALY, WHERE IT WILL BE BROKEN UP FOR SCRAP.

AT TWO KNOTS PER HOUR, IT WILL MOVE ALMOST AT WALKING PACE.

IT'S EXPECTED TO ARRIVE AT PORT ON SUNDAY.

THIS HAS BEEN ONE OF THE LARGEST EVER MARITIME SALVAGE OPERATIONS.

THE REMAINS OF ONE PERSON HAVE STILL NOT BEEN FOUND. Return to index of stories...


WA COOL CONDITIONS-TRX VOTOPS


WETTER AND COOLER IS BETTER. ESPECIALLY FOR CREWS BATTLING WASHINGTON STATE'S BIGGEST-EVER WILDFIRE.

BUT WITH MORE RAIN IN THE FORECAST. THEY JUST HOPE TOO MUCH MOISTURE DOESN'T LEAD TO FLASH FLOODS.

THE CARLTON COMPLEX OF FIRES WHICH BURNED NEARLY 400 SQUARE MILES IN THE NORTH-CENTRAL PART OF THE STATE IS 16 PERCENT CONTAINED.

BELIEVE IT OR NOT THAT IS SOME CONSIDERABLE PROGRESS.

JUST 2 PERCENT OF THE FIRE WAS CONTAINED ON MONDAY. Return to index of stories...


CA WATER COPS-OC VO


BUT WATER IS WHAT THEY NEED IN CALIFORNIA. WHERE A HISTORIC DROUGHT CONTINUES TODAY.

AND NOW WATER COPS WILL ACTUALLY BE ON PATROL IN THE SILICON VALLEY.

OFFICIALS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA HAVE VOTED TO HIRE UP TO 10 TEMPORARY WORKERS TO ENFORCE WATER RESTRICTIONS.

THEY'LL RESPOND TO COMPLAINTS ABOUT PROPERTY OWNERS WHO ARE ACCUSED OF WATER WASTE.

IF YOU'RE CAUGHT SPRAYING WATER ONTO PAVED SURFACES. INSTEAD OF LAWNS AND PLANTS. IT COULD MEAN FINES OF UP TO $500 A DAY. Return to index of stories...


TAIWAN TYPHOON-TRX VOTOPS


TYPHOON MATMO MADE LANDFALL IN EASTERN TAIWAN TODAY.

AND AS YOU CAN SEE IT CAUSED SERIOUS DAMAGE TO HOMES AND PROPERTY.

THE POWERFUL TYPHOON PACKED SUSTAINED WINDS OF 85 MILES-PER-HOUR.

IT BROUGHT MORE THAN EIGHT INCHES TORRENTIAL RAIN IN JUST OVER A DAY.

MATMO TURNED INTO A TROPICAL STORM, AS IT MADE LANDFALL IN CHINA.

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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY DOWNPOURS

Lots of heat and humidity will be in place again today. The day starts with mainly clear skies, but that will change quickly. Clouds will start to build through the morning. We could get a couple of downpours to wash ashore through the later morning time frame. More scattered storms will be popping up by midday and continuing through the afternoon and evening. Again today some of these storms will bring heavy downpours with lots of thunder and lightning. High temperatures will top out in the upper 80s near the coastline to the lower 90s inland. With lots of humidity, it will feel like we are near 100 degrees.

Looking ahead toward the end of the week and into the weekend, the coverage of afternoon storms will decrease to around 30% and highs will be in the lower 90s.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION UPDATE

Tropical Depression 2 is still moving on a westerly course toward the Windward Islands of the Caribbean and is expected to weaken over the next couple of days as it fights drier air and wind shear. Return to index of stories...


NEW MASTECTOMY PROCEDURE-CLIP PLASMA


BREAST CANCER IS A LIFE-CHANGING DIAGNOSIS.

AND ONE OF THE MOST COMMON TREATMENTS. A MASTECTOMY. CAN LEAVE MANY PATIENTS DISCOURAGED.

BUT A NEW PROCEDURE IS HELPING CHANGE THAT FOR SOME PATIENTS.

NBC'S JOHN WOODRUFF REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


NEW MASTECTOMY PROCEDURE-PKG


"The bottom line was simply if I didn't get the breast removed, it could eventually. The cancer could eventually take my life."

JUST MONTHS AGO, LYNN ZOOK AND JANET COSBY FACED A DIFFICULT DECISION.

EACH HAD BREAST CANCER, REQUIRING A MASTECTOMY.

"We've certainly seen the mastectomies of old, and how women feel disfigured."

BUT FOR MANY PATIENTS AT SARASOTA MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, THAT IS CHANGING.

PLASTIC SURGEON ALISSA SHULMAN AND GENERAL SURGEON RUSSELL NOVAK ARE AMONG THE FIRST TEAMS PERFORMING NIPPLE-SPARING MASTECTOMIES OUTSIDE A CANCER CENTER OR ACADEMIC MEDICAL FACILITY.

THIS INNOVATIVE PROCEDURE REMOVES TISSUE THROUGH A SMALL INCISION IN THE BOTTOM FOLD OF THE BREAST, ALLOWING A PATIENT TO KEEP THEIR NIPPLE, AND MOST OF THEIR SKIN IN TACT.

IT MADE NEWS LAST YEAR, WHEN ANGELINA JOLIE UNDERWENT A DOUBLE MASTECTOMY AS A PREVENTATIVE MEASURE.

"It makes a big difference. I mean, I can recreate a nipple, but it doesn't look anything like mother nature's original work."

"The fact that it was still mine just helped me psychologically."

NOW, COSBY AND ZOOK ARE NEARLY THROUGH THE PROCESS. EACH WILL HAVE AN IMPLANT PLACED IN THE NEXT MONTH, AND GO ON LIVING WITHOUT CANCER.

"And still look good in clothing and not look at an empty breast pocket or scarring all over your breast every time you take a shower. It feels very good." Return to index of stories...


NEW MASTECTOMY PROCEDURE-PLASMA


THAT WAS NBC'S JOHN WOODRUFF.

THIS PROCEDURE IS USED FOR PREVENTATIVE MEASURES.

BUT EXPERTS ALSO SAY GETTING A SECOND OPINION IS IMPORTANT. Return to index of stories...


VASECTOMIES AND PROSTATE CANCER-OTS


NEW RESEARCH IS LINKING VASECTOMIES AND PROSTATE CANCER.

MEN WITH VASECTOMIES MAY BE AT A HIGHER RISK FOR THE MOST LETHAL FORM OF PROSTATE CANCER.

THE AGGRESSIVE CANCER REMAINS RARE IN THESE PATIENTS.

SO FAR SCIENTIST DON'T KNOW WHAT CAUSES THE HIGHER RISK. Return to index of stories...


TEEN HGH USE-VOTOPS


MORE AND MORE TEENS ARE EXPERIMENTING WITH HUMAN GROWTH HORMONE.

H-G-H USE HAS DOUBLED IN THE PAST YEAR.

THE NEW SURVEY QUESTIONED MORE THAN THREE THOUSAND HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS.

IT FOUND ELEVEN PERCENT USED H-G-H AT LEAST ONCE LAST YEAR.

EXPERTS SAY TEENS MAY BE USING THE HORMONE TO IMPROVE THEIR APPEARANCE OR BOOST ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE.

TEEN STEROID USE ALSO WENT UP. Return to index of stories...


WEIGHT PERCEPTION KIDS-OC VO


WE'RE ALWAYS LOOKING OUT FOR THE HEALTH OF OUR KIDS. BUT DO THEY HAVE A GRASP ON IT FOR THEMSELVES?

A NEW GOVERNMENT STUDY SAYS MANY KIDS DON'T HAVE AN ACCURATE IDEA OF THEIR OWN WEIGHT.

AND MANY OBESE YOUNG PEOPLE VIEW THEMSELVES AS NORMAL.

RESEARCHERS FOUND THAT ABOUT 30 PERCENT OF THOSE SURVEYED MIS-PERCEIVED THEIR WEIGHT.

SCIENTISTS ALSO SAY THE FINDINGS ECHO WHAT HAS BEEN SEEN IN ADULTS. Return to index of stories...


WEIGHT LOSS STUDY-OC VIDBOX-RVL


AND NBC-2 IS UNVEILING THE NEWEST LIST OUT OF WHAT RESEARCHERS CALL THE MOST COST-EFFECTIVE COMMERCIAL WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAMS.

WEIGHT WATCHERS AND THE DIET PILL QSYMIA HAD THE BEST VALUE.

PEOPLE LOST WEIGHT. AND DID NOT HAVE HIGH OUT OF POCKET EXPENSES.

JENNY CRAIG WAS ALSO EFFECTIVE.

BUT THE PROGRAM COST USERS MORE THAN 25 HUNDRED DOLLARS A YEAR. Return to index of stories...


HOW MUCH SLEEP WE REALLY NEED-OC CG


YOU'VE LIKELY BEEN TOLD YOUR WHOLE LIFE, THAT YOU NEED EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP A NIGHT.

BUT MAYBE ONE HOUR LESS HOUR IS THE RIGHT NUMBER FOR SHUT EYE.

SEVERAL SLEEP STUDIES HAVE FOUND THAT SEVEN HOURS IS THE OPTIMAL AMOUNT.

IT HAS THE LOWEST MORTALITY RATE.

ANYTHING AFTER THAT, AND RESEARCHERS DID NOT SEE ANY BENEFITS.

GETTING TOO MUCH SLEEP IS ASSOICATED WITH DIABETES, OBESITY AND HEART DISEASE.

THE C-D-C IS WORKING TO DEVELOP NEW RECOMMENDATIONS LIKELY BY 2015. Return to index of stories...


ITIME NEW REPORTS-TRX SSTOPS


AND YOU CAN KEEP TRACK OF YOUR SLEEP WITH "I-TIME".

WE'VE GOT THE FIRST DIAGRAMS FROM APPLE, OF WHAT IT WILL LOOK LIKE.

THE SMARTWATCH WILL HAVE A BUILT-IN GPS THAT CAN BE CONTROLLED BY A FLICK OF THE WRIST, AND WILL SYNC WITH AN IPHONE OR TABLET.

THE PATENT WAS JUST APPROVED.

IT LOOKS LIKE APPLE PLANS TO MAKE A SMART WATCHBAND TOO, MAKING IT DIFFERENT THAN SAMSUNG AND MOTOROLA WHO ALREADY HAVE SIMILAR PRODUCTS AVAILABLE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE TWO-2SHOT


CHRYSLER JUST ANNOUNCED IT IS RECALLING TENS OF THOUSANDS OF SUVS --

AND ONCE AGAIN -- A PROBLEM WITH THE IGNITION SWITCH IS TO BLAME.

NBC 2 TELLS YOU WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW TO KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE.

IT USED TO BE A STAPLE AT THE BREAKFAST TABLE. BUT NOT ANYMORE.

THE FLORIDA CITRUS DEPARTMENT SAYS ORANGE JUICE SALES ARE WAY DOWN.

WE'LL TAKE A CLOSER LOOK AT THE REASONS WHY. Return to index of stories...


TZ2 A) CHRYSLER RECALL-VOTOPS


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TZ2 B) OJ SALES DOWN-VOTOPS


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FRUIT RECALL-TRX OC VO


HAVE YOU BOUGHT PEACHES, NECTARINES, OR PLUMS RECENTLY?

THERE'S A MAJOR FRUIT RECALL DUE TO FEARS OF A FOODBORNE ILLNESS.

THAT IS AFFECTING SOME MAJOR GROCERY STORES.

ONE COMPANY IS VOLUNTARILY RECALLING MANY OF IT'S FRUITS DUE TO POSSIBLE LISTERIA CONTAMINATION.

THE NATIONWIDE RECALL COMES FROM WAWONA PACKING COMPANY.

THIS AFFECTS FRUIT COSTCO, TRADER JOE'S, KROGER AND WALMART CORP. WHICH ALSO OPERATES SAM'S CLUB. Return to index of stories...


OJ PRICES DOWN-VOTOPS


WHILE ORANGES ARE SAFE FROM THE RECALL.

SALES HAVEN'T BEEN GOOD.

THEY WERE DOWN 8 PERCENT THIS MONTH, ACCORDING TO THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF CITRUS.

THAT'S THE LOWEST LEVEL ON RECORD AS CONSUMERS CONTINUE TO TURN AWAY FROM THE BEVERAGE, ONCE A STAPLE OF THE AMERICAN BREAKFAST.

HIGHER PRICES --

AND A GREATER VARIETY OF BEVERAGES -- INCLUDING EXOTIC FRUIT JUICES LIKE AÇAI , ENERGY DRINKS AND FLAVORED WATERS, HAVE TAKEN MARKET SHARE AWAY FROM ORANGE JUICE. Return to index of stories...


PB AND J PRICES-VOTOPS


IF YOU'RE AT THE STORE AND WANT A BARGAIN, GO FOR THE CLASSIC P-B AND J SANDWICH

ALL THE FIXINGS FOR PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY ARE CHEAPER NOW, THANKS TO INFLATION.

WHITE BREAD PRICES HAVE FALLEN 2-POINT-8 PERCENT OVER THE LAST YEAR.

PRICES FOR CANNED FRUIT INCLUDING JELLY, HAVE FALLEN POINT-7 PERCENT.

AND PEANUT BUTTER COSTS 3-POINT-8 PERCENT LESS THAN IT DID LAST YEAR.

THEY'RE ALWAYS A FAVORITE AMONG KIDS!

IT'S ESTIMATED THE AVERAGE CHILD WILL EAT 15-HUNDRED PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY SANDWICHES BEFORE GRADUATING FROM HIGH SCHOOL. Return to index of stories...


LEBRON JAMES CUPCAKES-OC SS


TODAY WE FOUND OUT WHAT LEBRON JAMES USES TO MAKE PEACE WITH HIS NEIGHBORS.

THE CAVS NEW KING OF THE COURT OPTED FOR CUPCAKES.

CLEVELAND CAVALIERS FANS AND JOURNALISTS ARRIVED IN MASSES TO THE NBA STAR'S AKRON AREA HOME.

THEY WERE AWAITING HIS JULY 11 DECISION ON WHETHER HE WOULD COME BACK TO NORTHEAST OHIO OR STAY WITH THE MIAMI HEAT.

IT GOT SO CRAZY, POLICE WERE CALLED TO DIRECT TRAFFIC.

TO MAKE AMENDS, THE LEBRON JAMES FAMILY FOUNDATION SENT A NOTE OF APOLOGY ACCOMPANIED BY A DOZEN CUPCAKES TO NEIGHBORS. Return to index of stories...


WOMEN OWNERS HEARING-OTS


NBC-2 IS LEARNING WOMEN WHO OWN SMALL BUSINESS. ARE *STILL FAR BEHIND THEIR MALE COUNTERPARTS. WHEN IT COMES TO GETTING LOANS AND GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS.

WHILE BUSINESSES OWNED BY WOMEN ACCOUNT FOR 30 PERCENT OF SMALL COMPANIES.

THEY RECEIVE ONLY FOUR POINT FOUR PERCENT OF THE TOTAL DOLLARS. IN CONVENTIONAL SMALL-BUSINESS LOANS.

THE SMALL BUSINESS COMMITTEE WILL ADDRESS THE CHALLENGES FACING WOMEN OWNERS IN A HEARING. Return to index of stories...


FEMALE AND MALE SPENDERS-OTS


AND WE'RE LOOKING AT MEN VERSUS WOMEN, WHEN IT COMES TO SHOPPING!

A SURPRISING NEW SURVEY FINDS LESS THAN A QUARTER OF WOMEN ADMIT TO SECRET SPENDING.

BUT THAT PERCENTAGE WAS DOUBLE FOR MEN WHO HIDE SHOPPING FROM THEIR PARTNER! Return to index of stories...


TRUMP D.C. GROUNDBREAKING-OC


ONE BUSINESS MAN KNOWN FOR HIS DRAMATIC CONSTRUCTION, HOPES TO BRING HIS SIGNATURE BRAND OF GLITZ TO THE NATION'S CAPITAL WITH A NEW LUXURY HOTEL IN THE CITY'S THIRD-TALLEST BUILDING.

TRUMP PLANS TO BREAK GROUND TODAY ON A $200 MILLION HOTEL THAT WILL TRANSFORM THE OLD POST OFFICE BUILDING ON PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE BETWEEN THE WHITE HOUSE AND THE CAPITOL.

THE 115-YEAR-OLD BUILDING INCLUDES A 315-FOOT OBSERVATION TOWER THAT OFFERS PANORAMIC VIEWS OF DOWNTOWN WASHINGTON. IT WAS UNDER-UTILIZED IN RECENT YEARS, HOUSING SMALL VENDORS THAT CATERED MOSTLY TO TOURISTS.

THE NEW TRUMP INTERNATIONAL HOTEL IS EXPECTED TO OPEN IN 2016. IT WILL FEATURE 270 GUEST ROOMS AND TWO PRESIDENTIAL SUITES OF MORE THAN 3,000 SQUARE FEET.

TRUMP'S DAUGHTER IVANKA AND SONS DONALD JR. AND ERIC WERE SCHEDULED TO JOIN HIM FOR THE GROUNDBREAKING. Return to index of stories...


TEASE THREE-2SHOT


AMERICANS TRAPPED BECAUSE OF A FLIGHT BAN.

NBC NEWS IS IS TEL AVIV TODAY WHERE THE CRISIS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND PALESTINIAN MILITANTS IN GAZA HAS U-S CITIZENS STUCK.

PLUS THE FIGHT ABOUT WHETHER GAY MARRIAGE SHOULD BE LEGALIZED IN FLORIDA HEATS UP --

YOU'RE WATCHING NBC2 NEWS AT NOON. Return to index of stories...


TZ3 A) israel gaza latest-VOTOPS


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TZ3 B) fl gay marriage ban update-VOTOPS


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DR. OZ LOOKLIVE TEASE-SOTTOPS


HI EVERYONE,

TODAY -THE BIGGEST CELLULITE MYTHS - BUSTED!

THERE SEEMS TO BE A LOT OF MISINFORMATION ON THIS TOPIC - SO I'M GOING TO

"SMOOTH" IT ALL OUT FOR YOU:

DO YOU BELIEVE YOU'RE STUCK WITH CELLULITE?

YOU CAN SQUASH THAT BECAUSE THAT'S A MYTH!

THINK IT ONLY HAPPENS BECAUSE YOU'RE OUT OF SHAPE?

YOU CAN CRUSH THAT! ANOTHER MYTH!

TODAY I'M REVEALING THE TRUTH ABOUT CELLULITE - AND THE EASY WAYS YOU

CAN FIGHT IT! Return to index of stories...


OPEN 12:30-CLIP


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TS1) DEADLY LIGHTNING SRIKE-SSTOPS(2)


NBC-2 IS JUST LEARNING THE NAME OF A MAN WHO DIED AFTER GETTING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING TUESDAY AFTERNOON ON FORT MYERS BEACH.

SCOTT WILCOX WAS 41 YEARS OLD.

WE KNOW HE LEAVES THREE DAUGHTERS BEHIND.

ORIGINALLY FROM NEW YORK, THOSE WHO KNEW HIM SAID HE MOVED TO LEHIGH TO ENJOY THE SOUTHWEST FLORIDA BEACHES.

THE TWO TEENAGERS WHO SURVIVED ARE AT HEALTHPARK MEDICAL CENTER.

CHELSEA AND ZACH ARE ALSO FROM LEHIGH.

SHE IS IN FAIR CONDITION AND IS EXPECTED TO BE OKAY.

HOWEVER, ZACH IS IN CRITICAL CONDITION. Return to index of stories...


TS2) TRAFFIC ALERT-FDOT


AND NOW TO AN NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT IN LEE COUNTY.

WE'RE ON TOP OF A CRASH ON I-75.

LCSO TELL US THE SOUTH RAMP TO EXIT 143 BAYSHORE RD. IS closed.

WE WON'T GET ANY DETAILS ON THAT CRASH UNTIL TOMORROW, BUT WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE BLOCKAGE CLEARS UP. Return to index of stories...


TS3) UKRAINE BODIES-VOTOPS


A SOLEMN AND EMOTIONAL CEREMONY IN THE NETHERLANDS TODAY, AS THE FIRST BODIES BEGAN TO RETURN FROM THE PLANE CRASH IN UKRAINE.

TWO PLANES CARRYING 40 BODIES OF VICTIMS FROM THE MALAYSIAN JETLINER CRASH ARRIVED AT AN AIR BASE NEAR AMSTERDAM.

BEFORE THE BODIES WERE REMOVED, SOLDIERS WEARING WHITE GLOVES STOOD IN FORMATION.

40 HEARSES ARRIVED ONE BY ONE.

RELATIVES OF VICTIMS AND THE COUNTRY'S KING AND QUEEN ALL WATCHED. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL GAZA LATEST-VO-PLASMA


SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY IS IN TEL AVIV, WHERE SOME AMERICANS ARE STUCK AFTER THE FAA'S DECISION TO BAN U.S. FLIGHTS FOR 24 HOURS AMID THE ONGOING CRISIS BETWEEN ISRAEL AND PALESTINIAN MILITANTS IN GAZA.

NBC'S KATE SNOW REPORTS FROM TEL AVIV, ISRAEL. Return to index of stories...


ISRAEL GAZA LATEST-PKG


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KERRY CEASE FIRE-PLASMA VO


SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY SAYS NEGOTIATIONS TOWARD A CEASE-FIRE AGREEMENT BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS IN THE GAZA STRIP, ARE MAKING SOME PROGRESS.

THIS AFTER DAYS OF A DEADLY IMPASSE BETWEEN ISRAEL AND HAMAS MILITANTS.

KERRY MET FOR A SECOND TIME THIS WEEK WITH UNITED NATIONS CHIEF BAN KI-MOON.

BOTH MEN ARE IN THE MIDEAST, TRYING TO BRING AN END TO MORE THAN TWO WEEKS OF FIGHTING, PUTTING THE DEATH TOLL AS HIGH AS 630 PALESTINIANS AND ABOUT 30 ISRAELIS. Return to index of stories...


FAA FLIGHT BANS-VO-PLASMA


ANY MINUTE, WE COULD GET AN UPDATE FROM THE F-A-A WHO BANNED AIRLINE FLIGHT BANS BETWEEN THE U-S AND ISRAEL.

WE BROKE THE NEWS TUESDAY WHEN THE FLIGHTS WERE CANCELED, AFTER A ROCKET FIRED FROM THE GAZA STRIP LANDED NEAR TEL AVIV'S AIRPORT.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHETHER THAT BAN WILL CONTINUE, OR IF WE SEE A LIFT. Return to index of stories...


DELTA CEO ON BANS-OC SOT


MEANWHILE. DELTA AIRLINES C-E-O RICHARD ANDERSON SAYS THEY *WILL CONTINUE THE BAN OF THEIR AIRLINES TODAY.

ANDERSON SAYS DELTA HALTED THEIR FLIGHTS BEFORE THE F-A-A BAN. OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION FOR U-S CITIZENS AND STAFF.

HE SAYS THAT THE AIRLINE MAKES ITS OWN DECISIONS BASED ON CONCRETE INFORMATION AND SAFETY.

"We routinely at Delta establish what we call Delta no fly zones so today for instance we're not flying to Israel. We will not allow a flight to be dispatched over Iran, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, or North Korea.

SLUG: DELTA CEO ON ISRAEL

TRT: 1:15

FORMAT: SOT

DATE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 24, 2014

ETA: 1030

RESTRICTIONS:

**NO USE REUTERS**

PRODUCER NOTES:

SUPERS:

SOTSDURATION

S/ Richard Anderson - CEO, Delta Airlines:23

S/ Richard Anderson - CEO, Delta Airlines:25

S/ Richard Anderson - CEO, Delta Airlines:17

TUESDAY AFTERNOON THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION ORDERED U-S CARRIERS TO STOP FLYING TO OR FROM TEL AVIV AFTER A ROCKET LANDED CLOSE TO THE AIRPORT.

TODAY DELTA AIR LINES C-E-O RICHARD ANDERSON SAYS THAT THEY WILL CONTINUE THE BAN THROUGH WEDNESDAY.

ANDERSON SAYS DELTA HALTED FLIGHTS BEFORE THE F-A-A BAN OUT OF AN ABUNDANCE OF CAUTION FOR U-S CITIZENS AND THEIR STAFF.

"I can't speak to either the FAA or Mayor Bloomberg. We made our decision wholly independent of both of them. We made that call with Gil West our COO, and I yesterday morning early. And well before the FAA made any pronouncements at all because we have a much higher duty of care, and we've got to make the right decisions for the flight attendants, customers and pilots on our flights."

"We routinely at Delta establish what we call Delta no fly zones so today for instance we're not flying to Israel. We will not allow a flight to be dispatched over Iran, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Afghanistan, or North Korea. We make those decisions and have an obligation to make those decisions wholly independent of any geopolitical or regulatory mandate. "

"Well we plan these things conservatively but were going to need concrete information from our government that lets us draw an independent conclusion and keeping with our much higher duty of care that it's going to be safe for passengers and our employees. " Return to index of stories...


EUROPE FLIGHT CANCELLATIONS-OTS


AND CHAD THE U-S ISN'T THE ONLY COUNTRY WITH SERIOUS CONCERNS ABOUT FLIGHTS TO TEL-AVIV.

GERMANY'S LARGEST AIRLINE LUFTHANSA. SAYS IT'S CANCELLING ALL FLIGHTS TO TEL AVIV FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER 24 HOURS. BECAUSE OF ONGOING SAFETY CONCERNS.

THAT DECISION ALSO APPLIES TO ITS SUBSIDIARIES.

IN ALL. 20 FLIGHTS FROM FRANKFURT, BERLIN, MUNICH, ZURICH, VIENNA AND BRUSSELS ARE BEING CANCELLED. Return to index of stories...


GAZA RESIDENTS FLEE-VOTOPS


MEANWHILE, HUNDREDS OF PEOPLE ARE TRYING TO GET OUT OF THEIR HOMES IN GHANA. AMID ISRAELI STRIKES AND SHELLING.

SEVERAL MORE PEOPLE WERE KILLED TODAY, AND OTHERS FEARING FOR THEIR LIVES ARE SEEKING SHELTERS IN UNITED NATIONS SCHOOLS NEARBY.

THE U-N'S REFUGEE AGENCY FOR PALESTINIANS SAYS MORE THAN 118-THOUSAND PALESTINIANS HAVE FLED THEIR HOMES.

AND ARE STAYING IN 77 U-N SHELTERS.

THE AGENCY SAYS THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE FORCED TO SEEK SHELTER HAS INCREASED NEARLY SIXFOLD SINCE THE BEGINNING OF ISRAEL'S OPERATION IN GAZA MORE THAN TWO WEEKS AGO. Return to index of stories...


INSURANCE INVESTIGATION-OC VO


UNDERCOVER INVESTIGATORS PLAN TO SHARE TODAY, HOW THEY CHEATED THE SYSTEM TO SECURE TAXP-PAYER SUBSIDIZED INSURANCE UNDER PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA'S HEALTH CARE LAW.

A HOUSE COMMITTEE TODAY EXPECTS TESTIMONY FROM THE NON-PARTISAN GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE.

THEY'LL EXPLAIN HOW THEY USED FAKE IDENTITIES TO GET THAT INSURANCE 11 OUT OF 18 TRIES.

WE'LL BE CLOSELY FOLLOWING THIS STORY AS IT DEVELOPS. Return to index of stories...


LEE CO WHISTLE BLOWER LAWSUIT-OC VO


NBC-2 IS UNCOVERING THE DETAILS OF A LAWSUIT BETWEEN A FORMER LEE COUNTY EMPLOYEE AND THE COUNTY.

OUR NEWS PARTNERS WITH THE NAPLES DAILY NEWS SAY FORMER MEDSTAR PILOT ARNOLD MCALLISTER FILED THE WHISTLE-BLOWER LAWSUIT IN FEDERAL COURT.

HE'S ACCUSING THE COUNTY OF RETALIATION AGAINST HIM AND OTHERS.

THE COUNTY CLOSED DOWN THE MEDICAL HELICOPTER UNIT IN 2012.

MCCALISTER SAYS IT'S BECAUSE HE EXPOSED A SERIOUS BILLING ISSUE.

THE COUNTY SAYS IT SAYS IT DROPPED MEDSTAR FOR BUSINESS REASONS, NOT TO RETALIATE. Return to index of stories...


COMMISSION SPENDING-OC VO-WIPE


AN SEAT ON THE LEE COUNTY COMMISSION ISN'T COMING CHEAP FOR CONTENDORS, HOPING TO FILL THE EMPTY SPOT.

IN FACT, IT'S QUICKLY BECOMING WHAT COULD BE THE COSTLIEST COMMISSION SEAT IN THE COUNTY'S HISTORY.

THE TV ADS, RADIO ANNOUNCEMENTS, NEWSPAPER BULLETINS AND BILLBOARDS ALL ADD UP TO A PRETTY PENNY FOR THOSE TRYING TO FILL TAMMY HALL'S SEAT.

AND BY PRETTY PENNY, WE MEAN CANDIDATES HAVE RAISED MORE THAN A HALF A MILLION DOLLARS COMBINED.

THREE REPUBLICANS WANT TO TAKE THE NOMINATION IN THE AUGUST PRIMARY. Return to index of stories...


COMMISSION SPENDING-SOTVO


SOTS OF THREE CANDIDATES

BUT ANDY COY, COMMISSION BRIAN HAMMAN AND SAWYER SMITH ARE CAMPAIGNING THE OLD-FASHIONED WAY TOO.

THEY SAY THEY'RE NOT GIVING UP THEIR GRASSROOTS CAMPAIGNS EITHER.

YOU'LL SEE THEM KNOCKING ON DOORS AND MAKING PUBLIC APPEARANCES. Return to index of stories...


TX TO FL DRUGS-OTS


PROSECUTORS SAY THE LEADER OF A TEXAS-BASED DRUG RING THAT SUPPLIED TO FLORIDA AND SEVERAL OTHER STATES, HAS BEEN SENTENCED TO NEARLY 23 YEARS IN PRISON.

36-YEAR-OLD ALEJANDRO GONZALES PLEADED GUILTY BACK IN JANURARY for conspiring tO DISTRIBUTE COCAINE, MARIJUANA AND METHAMPHETAMINE.

INVESTIGATORS SAY GONZALES AND HIS ASSOCIATES WERE SUPPLIED BY CARTELS IN MEXICO FOR SEVERAL YEARS

MORE THAN TWO DOZEN OTHER PEOPLE WERE ALSO INDICTED. Return to index of stories...


IGNORE ICE DETAINER-OTS


AND PALM BEACH COUNTY IS JOINING THE GROWING LIST OF COUNTIES REFUSING TO FOLLOW FEDERAL DEMANDS, THAT IT DETAIN PEOPLE FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD WHO HAVE QUESTIONABLE IMMIGRATION STATUS.

THE SHERIFF'S OFFICE SAID IT WON'T HOLD PEOPLE SOLELY BASED ON AN IMMIGRATION AND CUSTOMS ENFORCEMENT DETAINER.

THE DETAINER REQUIRES LOCAL AUTHORITIES KEEP PEOPLE LOCKED UP AS LONG AS 48 HOURS AFTER INITIAL CHARGES AGAINST THEM ARE RESOLVED. Return to index of stories...


KIDS HARM DUCK NEST-OC VO-WIPE


NBC-2 IS UNCOVERING ANTOHER MISTREATMENT OF WILDLIFE.

TWO COLLIER COUNTY KIDS COULD FACE CHARGES FOR ATTACKING FEDERALLY PROTECTED BIRDS IN A NEST.

WE WANT TO SHOW YOU THIS EXCLUSIVE SURVEILLANCE VIDEO.

IT SHOWS WHAT HAPPENED IN NAPLES.

THE KIDS ARE ATTACKING THE NEST OF A MUSCOVY DUCK.

YOU SEE THE BOY ON THE BICYCLE FIRST.

SECONDS LATER THE GIRL COMES RUNNING AND THROWS SOMETHING.

WE TALKED TO THE BOY, 10 YEAR OLD RICKY TYLER.

HE SAYS IT WAS A WOODEN TOMAHAWK. Return to index of stories...


KIDS HARM DUCK NEST-SOTVO


TYLER23:53-:58

She planned on getting an egg after she saw the nest and she wanted it to hatch and I knew that wasn't going to happen because it didn't have it's mother.

Pam Smith, Tyler's grandmother

20:16-:22

If he broke the law he should have pay for it. And I told that officer yesterday if he broke the law, take him.

POLICE SAY THE GIRL TOOK ONE OF THE EGGS AND BROKE IT.

THE NEST IS EMPTY NOW.

UNFORTUNATELY, THE EGGS HAD TO BE DESTROYED SINCE IT IS AGAINST THE LAW TO RELOCATE THEM. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BOARD PERKINS-OC VO-WIPE


A LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD MEMBER IS DEMANDING AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE RESIGNATION OF CYPRESS LAKE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL TRACY PERKINS.

PERKINS SUDDENLY STEPPED DOWN LAST WEEK.

HER RESIGNATION LETTER LEFT MANY PEOPLE WITH A LOT OF QUESTIONS THAT SO FAR, HAVE NOT BEEN ANSWERED. Return to index of stories...


SCHOOL BOARD PERKINS-SOTVO


MARY FISCHER, LEE COUNTY SCHOOL BOARD

4933- The letter indicated there might have been some workplace bullying. And as an advocate for no bullying, I'm asking questions on my own. 4943

HERE'S WHAT WE HAVE COME UP WITH.

IN HER LETTER, PERKINS HINTED THAT SHE WAS BULLIED OVER HOW SHE HANDLED A MASSIVE FIGHT THAT BROKE OUT AT A CYPRESS LAKE FOOTBALL GAME.

WE ARE PRESSING SCHOOL DISTRICT OFFICIALS FOR ANSWERS, BUT THEY WILL NOT COMMENT ON PERKINS DEPARTURE.

NEW DETAILS WILL LIKELY COME NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


ALLEY FIRE STATION BEHIND-OC VO OC


NBC-2 IS KEEPING TABS ON A NEW FIRE STATION ALONG ALLIGATOR ALLEY THAT'S BEHIND SCHEDULE RIGHT NOW.

THE STATION IS BEING BUILT NEAR MILE MARKER 63 IN COLLIER COUNTY.

IT WAS SUPPOSED TO OPEN THIS MONTH. BUT WON'T BE RUNNING UNTIL OCTOBER.

FIRE OFFICIALS SAY THE NEW STATION WILL CUT RESPONSE TIMES IN HALF.

FIREFIGHTERS, EMTs, AND A PARAMEDIC WILL BE STATIONED AT THE BUILDING.

FUNDING FOR THE CENTER JUST BECAME AVAILABLE.

THAT'S WHAT IS PUSHING BACK THE OPENING DATE. Return to index of stories...


LEETRAN FARE INCREASE-OC VO


AND IT'S YOUR LAST CHANCE THIS WEEK, TO GIVE YOUR INPUT ABOUT A LEETRAN PRICE HIKE.

THE PROPOSED FARE INCREASE WOULD GO UP 25 CENTS.

THAT MEAN'S YOU'D NEED A BUCK-FIFTY TO RIDE FOR ADULTS.

TONIGHT'S MEETING IS AT FIVE-THIRTY P-M AT BONITA SPRINGS CITY HALL.

THE FINAL TWO MEETINGS TAKE PLACE NEXT WEEK. Return to index of stories...


CHRYSLER RECALLS-TRX VOTOPS


TODAY CHRYSLER IS RECALLING NEARLY 800-THOUSAND OLDER MODEL JEEP SUVs FOR IGNITION SWITCH PROBLEMS.

IT'S THE SECOND SUCH RECALL FOR THE AUTOMAKER THIS YEAR.

THE ENGINE CAN SHUT OFF IF A DRIVER'S KNEE BUMPS THE SWITCH OUT OF THE "ON" POSITION.

THE RECALL AFFECTS THE 2005 TO 2007 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE, AND 2006 AND 2007 JEEP COMMANDER. Return to index of stories...


STUBHUB CYBERTHIEF-OC


YOUR STUBHUB ACCOUNT, MAY HAVE BEEN HACKED.

OFFICIALS SAY CYBER THIEVES GOT INTO MORE THAN ONE-THOUSAND CUSTOMERS' ACCOUNTS, AND FRAUDULENTLY BOUGHT TICKETS FOR EVENTS.

ARRESTS ARE EXPECTED IN A CASE, THAT GOES ACROSS INTERNATIONAL BORDERS.

WE SHOULD FIND OUT MORE TODAY IN A NEWS CONFERENCE. Return to index of stories...


TEASE FOUR-2SHOT


WHEN HURRICANE CHARLEY HIT IN 2004, OFFICIALS DISCOVERED MOST OF THE DAMAGE TO MANUFACTURED HOMES WAS FROM ADD-ONS LIKE CARPORTS.

COMING UP AT NOON - NBC-2 FINDS OUT HOW FAMILIES CAN BUILD A STRONGER ADDITION TO WITHSTAND HURRICANE FORCE WINDS.

AND THERE'S A NEW PUSH TO DRAW A YOUNGER CROWD TO DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

DETAILS AFTER THE BREAK. Return to index of stories...


TZ4 A) WIND TESTING-VOTOPS


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TZ4 B) DOWNTOWN FM ENTERTAINMENT-VOTOPS


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WEATHER TEASE-WXCTR


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CO GAY MARRIAGE-OTS


A BIG DECISION COMING FROM COLORADO TODAY. WHEN A FEDERAL JUDGE IN DENVER IS EXPECTED TO RULE WHETHER THE STATE'S SAME-SEX MARRIAGE BAN SHOULD BE OVERTURNED *IMMEDIATELY. OR IF THE ISSUE SHOULD GO TO THE U-S SUPREME COURT.

RIGHT NOW THE STATE ATTORNEY GENERAL WANTS ANY INJUNCTIONS STAYED. UNTIL THE SUPREME COURT RULES. Return to index of stories...


FL GAY MARRIAGE BLACKLASH-OC


MEANWHILE WE'RE FOLLOWING HOW THIS ISSUE IS PLAYING OUT IN FLORIDA.

THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY COALITION IS READY TO FIGHT THE PUSH TO OVERTURN THE STATE'S BAN ON SAME-SEX MARRIAGE.

NBC'S ARI ODZER REPORTS. Return to index of stories...


FL GAY MARRIAGE BLACKLASH-PKG


S/ Anthony Verdugo/ Christian Family Coalition ***NOTE: ENTIRE SOT IS COVERED WITH VIDEO***

"When you have 6,0000 signatures in six days it tells you there's a firestorm out there and there's a voter revolt and voters are sick and tired of having judge's disrespect and throw out their vote."

A GROUP CALLED THE CHRISTIAN FAMILY COALITION SAYS IT DELIVERED SIX THOUSAND PETITIONS TO MIAMI-DADE'S CHIEF COUNTY COURT JUDGE, SAYING SAME-SEX COUPLES LIKE DAVID PRICE AND DR. JUAN CARLOS RODRIGUEZ SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED TO LEGALLY MARRY IN FLORIDA.

S/ David Price/ Wants to get married:29 -:35

"We're on the right side of history, we're on the right side of justice and the rightside of fairness and equality for all."

PRICE AND RODRIGUEZ ARE AMONG FIVE PLAINTIFFS WHO HAVE SUED IN MIAMI-DADE COUNTY TO OVERTURN FLORIDA'S BAN ON GAY MARRIAGE, WHICH VOTERS APPROVED IN 2008.

LAST WEEK, MONROE COUNTY JUDGE LUIS GARCIA RULED THIS KEY WEST COUPLE COULD TIE THE KNOT, SAYING THE STATE'S GAY MARRIAGE BAN IS UNCONSTITUTIONAL.

THAT SPARKED THE BACKLASH, SAYS ANTHONY VERDUGO.

S/ Anthony Verdugo/ Christian Family Coalition:58 - 1:09

"What judge garcia has done is disrespect and throw out the votes of 8 million Floridians, regardless of how you feel about marriage or any other issue, one judge does not have the right to throw out 8 million votes."

BUT STRATTON POLLITZER OF EQUALITY FLORIDA SAYS JUDGE GARCIA JUST DID WHAT 25 OTHER COURTS IN THE NATION HAVE ALREADY DONE.

S/ Stratton Pollitzer/ Equality Florida 1:17 - 1:37

"It's the job of the courts to determine when someone's fundamental rights are being violated, that's how the constitution is interpreted, and that's on a number of cases, it's not about majority rule when it comes to the violation of someone's fundamental rights. It's not up to popular vote whether you get the same rights as everybody else." Return to index of stories...


FIRST ALERT FORECAST-CLIP


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FIRST ALERT FORECAST-WXWALL


THIS WEATHERCAST HAS BEEN PREPARED BY THE NBC2 WEATHER STAFF.

IT IS NOT A VERBATIM OF WHAT IS BEING SAID, BUT IS THE FORECAST FOR OUR AREA.

ANOTHER ROUND OF HEAVY DOWNPOURS

Lots of heat and humidity will be in place again today. The day starts with mainly clear skies, but that will change quickly. Clouds will start to build through the morning. We could get a couple of downpours to wash ashore through the later morning time frame. More scattered storms will be popping up by midday and continuing through the afternoon and evening. Again today some of these storms will bring heavy downpours with lots of thunder and lightning. High temperatures will top out in the upper 80s near the coastline to the lower 90s inland. With lots of humidity, it will feel like we are near 100 degrees.

Looking ahead toward the end of the week and into the weekend, the coverage of afternoon storms will decrease to around 30% and highs will be in the lower 90s.

TROPICAL DEPRESSION UPDATE

Tropical Depression 2 is still moving on a westerly course toward the Windward Islands of the Caribbean and is expected to weaken over the next couple of days as it fights drier air and wind shear. Return to index of stories...


FAA BANS-TRX 2SH


BREAKING NEWS FROM THE FEDERAL AVIATION ASSOCIATION.

NBC-2 FOUND OUT IT'S EXTENDING ITS FLIGHT BANS TO ISRAEL.

THEY DECIDED TO STOP FLIGHTS YESTERDAY, AFTER A FLIGHT WAS HEADED TO TEL AVIV WHEN A ROCKET WENT OFF.

THAT MEANS NO FLIGHTS TO OR FROM TEL AVIV WILL FLY. Return to index of stories...


WIND TESTING-2SH EBOXES


WITH THE HURRICANE SEASON BEGINNING TO HEAT UP. IT'S IMPORTANT TO KNOW HOW MUCH WIND OUR HOMES CAN WITHSTAND.

WE DECIDED TO TAKE IT TO THE EXPERTS.

NBC'S KERRY SANDERS IS AT A TESTING FACILITY IN RICHBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA, FACING SOME HEFTY HEADWINDS. Return to index of stories...


WIND TESTING-PKG


nat snd -wind noise-

WHEN HURRICANE FORCE WIND TAKES AIM AT A HOME.

nat snd control room "Increasing wind speed to 100 miles an hour."

.IT DOESN'T TAKE MUCH FOR IT TO BEGIN TO FALL APART.

AT JUST 81 MILES PER HOUR, THIS MANUFACTURED HOME STARTS TO FAIL, AND AS THE WIND INCREASES TO 100 MILES PER HOUR, THE ROOF RIPS OFF. WATCH IT AGAIN, IN SLOW MOTION.

ENGINEERS AT THE INSURANCE INSTITUTE FOR BUSINESS & HOME SAFETY SAY IT'S NOT THE MANUFACTURED HOME THAT'S THE PROBLEM, IT'S THE CARPORT ATTACHED TO THE HOME THAT CREATED THE OPENING THAT CAUSED THE ROOF TO FLY OFF.

nat snd -wind noise-

WHEN HURRICANE CHARLEY HIT FLORIDA'S GULF COAST IN 2004, INSPECTORS FOUND 80 PERCENT OF THE DAMAGE TO MANUFACTURED HOMES WAS BECAUSE OF THOSE ADD-ONS, LIKE CARPORTS OR PATIOS.

SOT Julie Rochman/President & CEO/Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety:52 -:57

"We see wind getting underneath those structures and pushing up. Those forces are tremendous and they not only tear off that attached structure, they can tear open the house."

TEST ENGINEERS HERE HAVE DISCOVERED TRADITIONALLY BUILT HOMES IN 100 MILE PER HOUR WINDS CAN BE JUST AS VULNERABLE.

BUT ON TUESDAY, PROOF THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO BUILD A STRONGER ADDITION FOR THE MANUFACTURED HOMES.

SOT Kerry Sanders

"On this side, you've got a post right up against the house."

SOT Dr. Tim Reinhold/Chief Engineer/Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety 1:18 - 1:24

"What it should do is hold the roof of the carport down next to the house, so we don't put the full force of the wind into the house connection."

THAT PROPERLY BUILT CARPORT HAD NO PROBLEM IN 100 MILE PER HOUR WINDS.

SOT Kerry Sanders

"This carport held."

SOT Tim Reinhold

"It really did. With the bracing we put in there, it took the full force of the wind."

IN THIS TEST: A FORCE OF WIND EQUAL TO A CATEGORY TWO HURRICANE. Return to index of stories...


LEE COUNTY RECYCLING-OC


THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE HAS SET A STATE-WIDE GOAL OF REACHING A 75 PERCENT RECYCLING RATE BY 2020.

AND LEE COUNTY IS ALREADY CLOSE TO MEETING THIS GOAL.

THIS IS IMPRESSIVE.

THE COUNTY CAME IN SECOND. WITH A 70 PERCENT OVERALL RECYCLING RATE STATE-WIDE FOR 2013.

AND THE COUNTY IS FAMILIAR WITH THIS TITLE.

IT'S LEE COUNTY'S 12TH CONSECUTIVE YEAR TO MAKE THE TOP 10 LIST FOR RECYCLING RATES IN FLORIDA COUNTIES. Return to index of stories...


BEAR PROOF TRASH CANS-OC VO


IF YOU'VE SEEN A BEAR IN YOUR YARD. CHANCES ARE GOOD THAT IT'S NOT COMING TO VISIT YOU. BUT YOUR TRASH CAN.

NOW LOCAL COUNTY LEADERS ARE CONSIDERING BEAR-PROOF TRASH CANS FOR SOUTHWEST FLORIDA RESIDENTS.

AND THEY'RE NOT THE ONLY ONES.

BOULDER, COLORADO'S CITY COUNCIL IS MAKING A BIG PUSH FOR BEAR-RESISTANT TRASH CANS.

BUT THERE'S ONLY WAY TO KNOW IF THEY WORK, AND THAT'S TO TEST THEM. EXACTLY WHAT THIS GUY IS DOING RIGHT HERE.

T-V CAMERAS GOT UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL AT THIS TESTING FACILITY NEAR YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK.

AS YOU CAN SEE, BEARS CAN BE VERY PERSISTENT.

BUT THEY CAN'T GET IN. Return to index of stories...


DOWNTOWN FM ENTERTAINMENT-TRX VO-TCMON VO-FULL


THERE'S A PUSH TO GET MORE PEOPLE INTO DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

OPTIONS INCLUDE LIFTING THE OPEN CONTAINER LAW.

SOME BUSINESSES ARE ALSO PUSHING TO ALLOW 18 YEAR OLDS INTO BARS AND CLUBS.

CITY LEADERS SAY IT'S PART OF A PLAN TO GET MORE PEOPLE IN DOWNTOWN FORT MYERS.

BUT NOT EVERYONE CAN AGREE ON THE BEST WAY TO DO IT.

SEEKING HELP, A GROUP OF BUSINESSES CALLED THE RIVER DISTRICT ALLIANCE HIRED A CONSULTANT FROM CALIFORNIA TO SEE WHAT OPTIONS THEY HAVE AND HOW IT CAN BE DONE. Return to index of stories...


ALCOHOL DELIVERY APP-TRX TCMON


IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE LIQUOR TO COME TO YOU.

YOU GUESSED IT.

THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT.

IT'S THE LATEST ALCOHOL DELIVERY SERVICE MAKING ITS DEBUT IN DENVER.

WHILE THE SMARTPHONE APP "DRIZLY" DOES COME WITH CONVENIENCE.

IT ALSO RAISES SOME QUESTIONS.

NBC'S MEAGAN FITZGERALD EXPLAINS. Return to index of stories...


ALCOHOL DELIVERY APP-PKG


Denver, Colorado:02

Meagan Fitzgerald / Reporting:15

Matthew Erley / "Drizly" App:25

Marc Coulter / Addiction Therapist1:21

LET'S JUST CALL IT LIKE IT IS, AMERICANS LIKE THINGS 'NOW' RIGHT ALONG WITH CONVENIENCE. IT SEEMS THE DAYS OF STANDING IN LONG LINES WAITING TO BUY ALCOHOLIC ARE OVER.

"It's sort of an on demand world that we live in."

BECAUSE THERE'S AN APP FOR THAT

"Drizly is a mobile application that allows smart phone users to purchase their favorite beer wine and liquor."

MATTHEW ERLEY, GENERAL MANAGER FOR THE DRIZLY APP SAYS CUSTOMERS CAN USE THE APP DURING THE TIME THE PARTNERING LIQUOR STORE IS OPEN. SO THAT MEANS SALES FROM ARGONAUTS ENDS AT MIDNIGHT

"Right now it says we're not meeting the $20 minimum so we'll have to add more."

ALONG WITH THE 20 DOLLAR MINIMUM PURCHASE.ERLEY SAYS THERE'S A 5 DOLLAR DELIVERY CHARGE. BUT JUST LIKE IN A LIQUOR STORE, BEFORE THE PURCHASE IS MADE, THE CUSTOMER MUST PROVE THROUGH A DRIVERS LICENSES THAT THEY'RE 21 OR OLDER. BUT WHEN THE DELIVERY ARRIVED--ERLEY SAYS THERE'S ANOTHER LAYER OF SECURITY

"It allows our driver to scan the id and it let's them know if the individual is over 21 and if it's a valid id."

BUT EVEN IF EVERYTHING CHECKS OUT, ADDICTION THERAPISTS LIKE MARC COULTER SAY THE CONVENIENCE FOR SOME COULD BE A CONCERN FOR OTHERS

"Now the store is coming to us and we can drink wherever we want so I do think that it increases the possibility that we can drink more and more often and more frequently."

BUT WHATEVER THE REASON PEOPLE DECIDE TO USE THE APP IT IS AVAILABLE IN DENVER. AND SOME PEOPLE THINK IT MIGHT EVEN DETER DRUNK DRIVING.

"Convenient for the people and a lot safer for drivers on the road." Return to index of stories...


ALCOHOL DELIVERY APP-TCMON


IF THE DRIVER ARRIVES AT A HOME AND A PERSON IS HIGHLY INTOXICATED. OR IT APPEARS THEY ARE UNDER-AGED. THEY WON'T COMPLETE THE SALE. Return to index of stories...


COMING UP @ 4-CLIP


IS YOUR HOUSE UP TO THE CHALLENGE OF THIS HURRICANE SEASON?

NEXT AT FOUR NB2 TAKES YOU INSIDE A TESTING FACILITY THAT EXPOSES POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS PROBLEMS IN YOUR HOME AS IT FACES A MAJOR HURRICANE.

PLUS A FISHING TRIP TURNS INTO A STRUGGLE FOR SURVIVAL HERE IN FLORIDA AS A TEENAGE BOY IS ATTACKED BY A BARRACUDA.

HOW THE FISH MANAGED TO JUMP RIGHT INTO THE BOAT. Return to index of stories...


A) WIND TESTING-VO


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B) BARRACUDA ATTACK-VOTOPS


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TS1) lightning strike-TRX VOTOPS


A QUICK CHECK OF OUR TOP STORIES TODAY.

TWO LEHIGH ACRES TEENS RECOVER AFTER BEING STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

TODAY, THE NBC-2 TEAM IS LEARNING MORE ABOUT THE MAN AND FATHER KILLED BY THE STRIKE. Return to index of stories...


TS2) ukraine bodies-VOTOPS


POWERFUL IMAGES FROM THE NETHERLANDS.

ONE BY ONE, OFFICERS REMOVED CASKETS OF VICTIMS FROM THE DOWNED MALAYSIA FLIGHT.

MEANWHILE, BRITISH INVESTIGATORS HAVE STARTED LOOKING THROUGH FLIGHT RECORDERS TO TRY AND FIND OUT WHAT BROUGHT DOWN THE PLANE.

298 PEOPLE DIED IN THE CRASH. Return to index of stories...


TS3) governor poll-VOTOPS


GOVERNOR RICK SCOTT BRINGS HIS CAMPAIGN TO FORT MYERS.

NBC-2 QUESTIONS HIM ABOUT A NEW POLL THAT SHOWS HIM FALLING BEHIND FORMER GOVERNOR CHARLIE CRIST.

FIRST AT FOUR, GOVERNOR SCOTT EXPLAINS WHY HE'S NOT CONCERNED. Return to index of stories...


TRAFFIC ALERT-TRX FDOT


AND NOW TO AN NBC-2 TRAFFIC ALERT IN LEE COUNTY.

WE'RE ON TOP OF A CRASH ON I-75.

LCSO TELL US THE SOUTH RAMP TO EXIT 143 BAYSHORE RD. IS closed.

WE'LL LET YOU KNOW WHEN THE BLOCKAGE CLEARS UP. Return to index of stories...


MARKET WATCH-SATLIVE


TAKING ONE LAST LOOK AT THE DOW THIS HOUR. Return to index of stories...


CLOSE-3-SHOT


AD LIB GOODBYE Return to index of stories...


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